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Principles of Bibliographical Description by  Fredson; Introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle Bowers - Paperback - Reprint - 2012 - from Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 42159)

Principles of Bibliographical Description

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Principles of Bibliographical Description

by Bowers, Fredson; Introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle

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1884718000
ISBN 13
9781884718007
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Winchester (UK) and New Castle (DE): St. Paul's Bibliographies; Oak Knoll Press, 2012. Reprint. Paperback. New. 505pp. Octavo [23 cm] Blue, white and orange printed wraps. From the Publisher - "Reprint of the first edition. One of the indisputable classics of 20th-century scholarship, Bowers's work is one of the standard guides on the subject, providing a comprehensive manual for the description of printed books as physical objects. Although there has been much activity in descriptive bibliography since then, Principles still holds its place as the central book to which those engaged in bibliographical work continually return."

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From the text: "The craze for first impressions of first editions, and first issues of first impressions of first editions, and first states of first impressions of first editions, has occasionally resulted in speculation and bibliographical absurdity among collectors and dealers.... Any minor change made in the course of the original printing is immediately seized on as constituting an 'issue.' A trial binding used for perhaps twenty copies of salesmen's samples becomes a rare 'first issue.'"

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Bookseller
Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
42159
Title
Principles of Bibliographical Description
Author
Bowers, Fredson; Introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
New New
Quantity available
1
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1884718000
ISBN 13
9781884718007
Publisher
St. Paul's Bibliographies; Oak Knoll Press
Place of Publication
Winchester (UK) and New Castle (DE)
Date published
2012
Keywords
Oak Knoll Press; Fredson Bowers; bibliographical description; G. Thomas Tanselle

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Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full service antiquarian bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. We carry an ever-changing inventory of art, ephemera, maps, photography, and postcards in addition to a vast selection of used and rare books along with a few new books. We actively purchase and appraise books in all fields.

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